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Archive for May, 2012
The Monday Thought May 28th 2012
Asked about the prospects for his life if volunteers had not visited him in prison, the ex-offender replied, “The short answer is – I’d be dead.” It was at Prison Fellowship Scotland’s 30th Anniversary celebrations that this young man told his story of the transforming power of the loving presence of friends in his life. More >
The Monday Thought May 22nd 2012
Beer, barbecues, family gatherings, fireworks and cottage openings signal we are over the winter grind and good weather and recreation are forecast for the months ahead. When I was a kid, this weekend meant school would soon be over and summer fun would begin in earnest – that feeling still exists for me today. More >
Sharing Space May 14th 2012
A Special Announcement!
We interrupt this series of Monday Thoughts to let you know that over the past numbers of years Norm has been writing a book and it has now been published!
“Spiritual Friendship, The Art of Being Friends with God and a few Others” is now available for your reading pleasure.
From the back cover:
“The idea of spiritual friendship is ancient. Yet for many modern Christians, the concept of being vulnerable and transparent with another pilgrim on the way is mysterious and new. Different from “discipling” another believer-a relationship that implies leader and follower, teacher and student-spiritual friendship is built on equality, mutual trust, accountability and risk-taking by both parties. Spiritual friendships aren’t easy, but they’re worth it.”
To purchase a copy of this book please visit:
Booklore-121 First Street, Orangeville, ON
Good Books-588 Kerr Street, Oakville, ON
Ontario Christian Books-125 Queen St. S, Streetsville, ON
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The Monday Thought May 7th 2012
Six of us were on retreat last weekend and one of us suggested a way to focus a late afternoon conversation in the sunshine. He invited us to listen to a reading of today’s prayer and chat about which desire or fear caught our attention. More >